Duncan’s Prairie Rose Gifts Wins Best of Chicksaw Country!

Best Of Chickasaw Country Winners

Best Of Chickasaw Country Drumroll please…

It’s time to announce the 2014 Best of Chickasaw Country winners! I know you have been on pins and needles anxiously waiting to see who had the most votes. The votes are in, calculated, and the winners have been chosen. I’ll stop gabbing and cut to the chase.

Best Attraction:
Bedré Fine Chocolate

Located in Davis, Oklahoma, this chocolate factory is a unique flavor destination. You can follow them on Facebook and Twitter to get a behind scene look to what makes this chocolate so special. My favorite has to be the dark chocolate crisps. They will change your life!

Best BBQ Joint:
Pigskin’s BBQ

This unique BBQ joint has defended its title; they are now the Best BBQ Joint two years in a row. That should speak enough about how truly amazing this joint is. I am a big fan of their fresh cut French fries and the extra hot BBQ sauce. If you like it spicy and are up for a challenge, make a request for that stuff. It will light you up! Don’t forget to check them out on Facebook.

Best Boutique:
Prairie Rose Gifts and Collectibles
This little boutique calls itself “Downtown Duncan’s best kept secret!” Well, not anymore—the secret is out! This boutique is filled with trendy clothing, accessories, and unique gift items. Make sure to find them on Facebook to see their new arrivals and sale alerts!

Best Casino:
Newcastle Casino

Wow! Talk about keeping it real, Newcastle Casino did it again! Back to back Best Casino in Chickasaw Country—they must be doing something right folks! They have over 83,000 square feet of games for you to check out and cool concerts in the summer.  No surprise that this place took home the title again. You need to check them out on Facebook and Twitter because this casino has game.  See what I did there?

Best Family-Friendly Venue:
Lazer Zone Family Fun Center

I am pretty excited about this one, folks! This family fun center is located in Ada, Oklahoma, and can keep your little ones entertained for hours on end. There is everything you could ever want to play and more. Not to mention sweet prizes, Dippin Dots, and Splat. Who is Splat? Splat is the cutest green alien that is plastered all over Lazer Zone. Heck, if you are lucky enough, you might even see him while you are there. Check out their Facebook and Twitter for updates—they even have some pretty sweet deals from time to time.

Best Festival:
Okie Noodling Festival

Ladies and gentlemen, the Okie Noodling Festival did it again, taking home the prize for Best Festival in Chickasaw Country! Imagine this: 20,000 + people gather in Wacker Park in Pauls Valley to celebrate the sport of noodling. This festival is a blast. If you want in on the action, add it to your calendar for June 21, 2014. Hope to see you there!

Best Golf Course:
WinStar Golf Course

WinStar Golf Academy and WinStar Golf Course are located right on the Oklahoma/Texas border. Did you know that it’s a 27-hole Championship Golf Course? Sounds like I have some investigating to do! Follow them on Facebook and Twitter for everything you need to know about golf.

Best Lake:
Lake Texoma

This lake is right on the Red River between Oklahoma and Texas.  Talk about popular! This lake attracts over 6 million visitors a year, no wonder it had the most votes. It’s close to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex—so I better see you soon, Texans! You can enjoy the water, fishing, camping, and outdoor fun.

Best Live Performance Venue:
Arbuckle Ballroom

Can’t get enough country and red dirt music? Well, sounds like you need a visit to the Arbuckle Ballroom in Davis, Oklahoma. This unique convert venue has a cool Honky Tonk feel and makes you want to boot, scoot, and boogie all night long! Not to mention it is the “Best Live Performance Venue” two years and running.
Dust off your dancing shoes; it’s time for a night out!

Best Lodging:
The Artesian Hotel

This world-class hotel, spa, and resort is located in Sulphur, Oklahoma—just across from the Chickasaw National Recreation Area. There is everything you need within walking distance: fabulous shopping, dining options, outdoor actives, a relaxing spa, and a beautiful indoor-outdoor pool. This is the perfect destination for any occasion. For more information and photos, make sure to check out their Facebook and Twitter.

Best Museum:
Chickasaw Cultural Center

Named on the 50 states, 50 spots for 2014 from CNN Travel:
“Walk through the Removal Corridor to see the bleak journey of the Chickasaw Nation to Oklahoma. Experience it at the Chickasaw Cultural Center, a space that allows visitors to follow the Chickasaw Nation’s pre-Oklahoma life through today. The center, which opened in 2010 and sits on more than 100 acres of Chickasaw land in Sulphur, offers visitors the opportunity to see traditional dwellings, join a stomp dance’s inner circle and taste Chickasaw culture at the Aaimpa’ Café, where grape dumplings, Indian fry bread and pashofa (a dish made of hominy and pork similar to corn soup) are served.”

Best Overall Dinning:
Fork Café

Located inside of SaltCreek Casino, Fork Café is the place to go for down home food. Their menu is loaded with burgers, dinners, specials, soups, salads and my favorite—the side dishes. Does it get any better than fried okra dipped in ranch dressing? The answer is no, my friends. Let’s not forget about mac ‘n cheese, mashed potatoes, and hush puppies. My mouth is watering just thinking about all of this goodness!

Wowza! That is a big list! Fist bump, congratulations to all of the winners! – See more at: http://chickasawcountry.com/blog/view/best-of-chickasaw-country-winners#sthash.WOQndge5.dpuf

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REI Presents- Strategies for Exceptional Customer Service “How May We Help You?” Wednesday, March 26th, 11:00am- 1:00pm at the Red River Technology Center. Register online at www.reiwbc.org
Photo: REI Presents- Strategies for Exceptional Customer Service "How May We Help You?" Wednesday, March 26th, 11:00am- 1:00pm at the Red River Technology Center. Register online at www.reiwbc.org
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Perpetual Motion Dance Company, March 8th


Adult Tickets are $20.00 and Child Tickets are $10.00. There will be a wine/ beer bar the night of the show.  Drink tickets will be $3.


Don’t forget, there is a sign up for any dancers out there who would like to participate in the FREE Educational Outreach that dance instructor Michelle Moeller will be providing on Mar 8th at 11:00… limited space so hurry! 

March 8, 2014 
7:30 pm
Simmons Center Theater
800 Chisholm Trail Pwky 
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Canoe Brook of Duncan Proudly Presents
Jermain Mondaine 
6:00PM – 7:00PM
Saturday, March 8th, 2014 

Canoe Brook of Duncan
Assisted Living & Retirement Community
415 Chisholm Trail Parkway
Join us for this rare opportunity to hear one of Oklahoma’s premier musicians! Jermaine Mondaine is one of today’s leading saxophonists and will bring a concert that is amazingly inspiring! In addition to being an awesome musician, Jermaine is the Chairman of the Board for the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame! Be our guest for this awesome FREE Concert and be truly entertained!
~Coffee and refreshments will be served~
Gospel Saxophonist - Center of My Joy Live at the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame
Gospel Saxophonist – Jermaine Mondaind
Center of My Joy Live at the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame


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